Posts Tagged With: San Gabriel Mountains

A Sunset Hike on Mount Williamson

Mount Williamson is a relatively short hike, but if you want easy access to the San Gabriel high country and some amazing views along the way, then you would be hard pressed to find a better trail.

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Hiking the High Desert Loop

This 23 mile hike connects three different trails together into an epic loop that showcases the variety of ecosystems the San Gabriel MountainsĀ have to offer.
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Hiking the Baldy Ski Hut trail after a snowstorm

The Mount Baldy Ski Hut trail is one of the most scenic trails in the San Gabriel Mountains. After a snowstorm, itĀ gets even better and provides a great opportunity for hikers to experience winter in Southern California.

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The Devil’s Chair Trail

Tucked away on the northern side of the San Gabriel mountains, the Devil’s Punchbowl is one of LA’s best kept secrets. The juxtaposition of mountain scenery with desert geology gives it the type of rich diversity that defines California’s landscape.

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Mount Baldy via the Ski Hut Trail – Devil’s Backbone Loop

We returned to one of our favorite romping grounds to tackle one of Southern California’s classic day hikes. The Baldy Bowl to Devi’s Backbone loop provides easy access to LA’s highest peak while offering incredible views and some intimidating exposure along the way.

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Dry Winter on the Mount Waterman Loop

The Mount Waterman loop is two different experiences wrapped into one. A typically serene stroll through the high elevation forests of the San Gabriels is combined with a tour of a defunct ski resort slowly decaying as global warming redefines expectations for Southern California’s winters.

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Idling away on Altadena’s Idlehour Trail

Tucked away in the foothills above Altadena, the Idlehour trail is a rarely traveled section of the San Gabriel Mountains that provides Angelenos an easy escape from the city’s crowds.

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Dawson Saddle to Mount Baden-Powell

This relatively moderate hike offers a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail and easy access to three 9,000 foot peaks.

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Snow on the Sam Merrill Trail: Cobb Estate to Mount Lowe

It snowed in our local foothills this weekend and Callie was on the scene to investigate.

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Bear Canyon: Death march up Mount Baldy

With only 3 weeks until Mt. Whitney, it was time for an extreme day hike to put my endurance to the test. We opted for a new trail, the Bear Canyon route up Mt Baldy which climbs about 6000 feet over an unrelenting 6 and a half miles.

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